Great paintings Althea...though of course seeing them as a little 'box' on my tablet screen does nothing to convey scale or technique. I am extremely interested in art - most movements/periods really. We visit galleries quite often, here and in Europe, and I belong to an Art & Music Appreciation group. Each week, the lecturer chooses music that is either contemporary with the artist or paintings that convey his chosen theme. If someone has died, he will feature their work. We had a great week on architect Zahar Hadid and her influences. The last few weeks has featured art and music of the sea... which was far more varied than justTurner (sorry, shouldn't have said 'just Turner!!) Will be going next week to the BP Portrait Award so that'll be interesting. BTW, I do not paint... or even doodle!
Turner was my son's hero,so wash your mouth out with soap marispiper. I am a fan of Turner's too. It's funny,when my son was at school,I couldn't get him to study. A few years ago,he got a degree in Fine Art from the Open Uni. He is an engineer,with two degrees,one in Psychology- go figure that one out. My son is very interested in art and paints,when he has time.He helps to design aeroplanes for a living. My brother was a gifted artist,sadly he died of a heart attack,aged 43. I am just a dabbler.I'm not trying to be modest here. It's absolutely true.
Don't waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.
Don't get me wrong... I am a Turner fan. But his work was what I expected in The Sea. However, it was great to see other works... the St Ives stuff, Langley etc. as well as Maggie Hambling's paintings. Brilliant! You brother...RIP